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Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the signing of an air services agreement opening the opportunity for code-sharing between New Zealand and Mauritius airlines. The agreement was signed today after being negotiated by officials at an international...

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Corporate lawyer Daniel Wong has been appointed to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “Mr Wong has an extensive background in the corporate legal sector in New Zealand and the...

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The Government has today welcomed the release of the Independent Hearings Panel's recommendations on the Unitary Plan, saying the new plan is crucial to Auckland's future, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Auckland's current...

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Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has called for greater collaboration between local councils to meet future community needs. “Local government is a critical building block for our national growth and prosperity. Councils manage more...

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Real estate company Ray White's decision to market homes to 260 million Chinese is another kick in the teeth to New Zealanders trying to buy their first homes, says New Zealand First. “We have a major housing crisis and it is now going to...

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The first release of the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) has given government agencies a mid to high level rating for investment management practices, Finance Minister Bill English says.  “The ICR provides a valuable evidence-based assessment...

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Research interns at the Taxpayers' Union have today been informally surveying councils across New Zealand, and are happy to confirm that most councils have departed from the historic norm of spouses attending the Local Government New Zealand...

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The Prime Minister must sack Todd McClay for failing to do his job as Trade Minister and be on top of a significant potential threat to some of our biggest exporters, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “Todd McClay is clearly out of his depth....

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Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed a new joint initiative to use video-conferencing to enable judges to appear virtually in remote courts. The initiative, involving Family Court judges in Northland and Southland/Central Otago, aims to...

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New Zealand First says the government's plan for a 100% predator-free New Zealand by 2050 may be commendably motivated, but has the potential to derail into the worst unintentional ecological blunder of modern times. Primary Industries and Outdoor...

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